Luang Prabang City & Temples Tour
Luang Prabang Tours
Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage city, is an outstanding example of the fusion of Lao traditional architecture and its urban structure built by the European colonial authorities in the 19 century. Luang Prabang’s unique and remarkably well-preserved townscape illustrates a key stage in the blending of these two distinct cultural traditions.
Highlights include impressive temples like Vat Visoun, Vat Aham, Vat Xieng Thong, and a weaving village at Ban Phanom, for a half-day trip. The full-day trip includes visits to the National Museum, Central Market, and a spectacular sunset view over the Mekong.
Luang Prabang City & Temples Tour (Half day)
|4 hrs (08:00 – 12:00 or 13:30 – 17:30 hrs)||
Visit Vat Visoun, the site of an impressive stupa, That Makmo, stylistically more Srilankalese than Lao. Then walk to the nearby Vat Aham, which is one of the city’s major tutelary shrines, dedicated to Deveta Luang (spirit) Pu Gneu Ya Gneu (ancestors). Climb Vat Phousi hill for an outstanding view over the city.
Continue to visit Vat Sene and Vat Xieng Thong, considered as the most beautiful temple. The sim of the Vat represents the classic Luang Prabang temple architecture with roofs that sweep low to the ground. In the compound stand several small chapels housing bronze Buddha images, which were displayed in Paris in 1911. Near the East gate stands the Royal Funeral Chapel. Inside are an impressive 12-meter high funeral chariot and various funeral urns of each Royal Family’s member. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts a semi-erotic episode from Ramayana. Next, drive to visit Ban Phanom, a weaving village populated by Thai Lu.
Daily from Luang Prabang hotels
Morning: 08:00 – 12:00 hrs
|Transfer from/to hotel included||
Minimum 1 person
- Transportation from/to hotels in Luang Prabang.
- Local English speaking guide.
- Admission fee as mentioned on this program.
- Meal 1 lunch (Only for full day tour).
- Personal expenses such as cell phone, drinks, tip etc.
- Other service not mentioned on this program.
- French, German or Spanish speaking guides are subject to a supplement.
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